Headquarters Agreement of AFoCO ratified on July 2

SEOUL – 2 July 2021 – The Korean National Assembly ratified the Headquarters Agreement of the Asian Forest Cooperation Organization.

Under the Headquarters Agreement, the Korean government recognizes AFoCO as an “intergovernmental organization with international legal personality and capacity to perform legal acts required for the performance of its constitutional functions, in particular, to conclude treaties, to contract, to acquire and dispose of property and to participate in legal proceedings.” The Agreement also stipulates that AFoCO staff and dependents will be subject to certain immunities and obligations, similar to other major international organizations. 

About AFoCO

The Asian Forest Cooperation Organization (AFoCO) was established in 2018 to strengthen forest cooperation by transforming proven technology and policies into concrete actions in the context of sustainable forest management to address the impact of climate change.


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